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    Hotspot for iPad, iPhone or Droid?

    Yeah, the salesman said the same thing. Either would work, but having a Droid spreads the net further. Still...he's a salesman.:) I'd rather hear from users.
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    Hotspot for iPad, iPhone or Droid?

    I bought the iPad for on-the-road internet access but the ATT 3G doesn't get it done. I have yet to find coverage in the rural areas of Utah and Colorado where I like to Jeep. Nearly always I have Verizon coverage. I have a Verizon cell phone, so maybe it makes more sense to get a Verizon...
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    New Angry Birds HD Free Version Released for iPad

    Okay, I just loaded this. How am I supposed to know about the double-tap? There must be other stuff too. What do I need to read?
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    Camping and the iPad - Preliminary Charging Results Inside

    A compact 12V to AC inverter to run your various chargers. Hooked up to the car when it's convenient, or to an 8 D-cell battery holder (and bats) when it isn't. 12V chargers may be more efficient than inverting to use AC. I get 12V chargers for everything I want to charge in our camper...
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    No wifi

    If it were me, I'd just start calling apple stores one at a time until someone agreed to receive it. If denied initially, ask each one to speak to the manager. Offer to send a "will-call" shipping slip if you can get that over there, so the store doesn't have to figure it out.
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    Verizon

    Ahh. My only knowledge of Vz vs ATT elsewhere is from the Consumer Reports evaluations where Vz smokes ATT and everybody else, everywhere, always. Tch...if you can't trust CR, who can you trust?
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    Verizon

    But your trade off between Verizon and AT&T assumes equal utility. In two recent western roadtrips, I NEVER found AT&T service when I needed it. It was available in mediium and bigger cities, but I could always scam free WIFI there. McDonalds, Starbucks, Safeway and the misc hotels. Since...
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    Verizon

    Verizon. Old dumb phone, but my contract's up so I can renew and get a new phone. Which ones will push wifi?
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    Verizon

    I don't know how to do that. Can you point me to a good DIY link?
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    Verizon

    If you buy an ipad from verizon, it will be a WIFI-only model and come with a case and a pocket for an included MIFI 2200, which will be free with contract. Currently the data plans are 250MB for $40 and 5GB for $60. As always, specials come and go.
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    Safari help?

    I guess you're right. I thought I had tried to back into my history using the tile display and it hadn't worked somehow. But it seems to do the job now. Thanx.
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    Safari help?

    So I'm on a site and can maneuver back and forth with the upper left direction arrows. But sometimes I follow a link which opens a new page and I don't see how to return to my previous set of pages. No arrows. On a PC I would just click the origninal tab. But I see nothing to click here. HOME...
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    ez question

    Yup, told you it was EZ. I was trying to do it from the edit of the individual bookmarks. Which is kinda how my PC bookmarks work. Thanx
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    ez question

    Someone clue me in on establishing new folders on Safari Bookmarks? I read the inst. but when it said to hit the new folders button...didn't see one.
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    deleting bookmarks

    Related question. To establish new Bookmark Folder, I'm supposed to touch New Folder button. Where/what is that?
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    Maps/Directions

    It routes me over toll roads. Can I force it to take alternate routes?
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    Charging

    One factor from the Apple literature no one mentioned is temperature. They make a strong case to use, charge and STORE the ipad at or near 72 degrees. Specifically, don't leave it in a hot car, and don't charge it in a case which would retain the heat. Can't point to any studies, but I've...
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    Street atlas?

    Okay, I found a AAA Trip Tik app. However, it says it requires uninterupted WiFi which I assume means the maps are not resident on the ipad. I'm looking for resident maps so I don't need an on-the-road connection. I have 3G and have used it with iPad Maps, but it's slow and eats up usage...
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    Camping and the iPad - Preliminary Charging Results Inside

    As I understand it you need 5V x 2A. 350ma won't cut it. But maybe the 115V x 20w output would power the 10w ipad ac charger. Dunno how long. In my experience you ought to derate all mfg claims by half to avoid disappointment.
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    Street atlas?

    iTunes search on AAA map came back pretty empty. I found a fuel calculator and a discount guide for AAA members. What was I supposed to find? As to col.bris question: You're quite right...I don't need the entire USA. Pacific Ocean to the Mississippi River will do nicely. What...you guys don't...
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    Street atlas?

    New user here. Replacing travel laptop with ipad and wondering if there is anything comparable to ms Streets & Trips? Don't care about navigation and I don't want to connect, so it will need to use stored maps. On the PC S&T only required one CD for the whole country, so how big can it be? I...
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    Computer link necessary?

    Makes sense. I think I could work around all of those that applied to me, but it sounds like a pc partnership would be a good idea. I have no idea how to do it, but I'll read up on it. Thanx
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    Computer link necessary?

    I bought my iPad for specific on-the-road purposes: internet access and downloadable high resolution topo maps for off-roading away from home. "Topo for iPad" seems to work just fine. Since I use Yahoo Mail, the files are not stored on the machine. So no backup required. Same with Topo. I...
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    Camping and the iPad - Preliminary Charging Results Inside

    You never mentioned the obvious -- a DC car charger. So you must be backpacking? Regards a solar charger, I have a .5A at 12V panel that measures about 15" square. So that would be 6 watts. Obviously a 10 watt panel would be nearly twice that size. And charging circuitry probably doesn't...
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    Wi-Fi Reception: mine is not good, how's yours?

    No WiFi problems anywhere in the house. Haven't tried outdoors.
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    Bookmarks vs History

    Heh, I have no doubt. That's why I posted for help. I do recall I was unable to get the drop-down History tab to retract, which is why i cleared it. Restriking the icon did nothing. But it works now, so dunno. Do these things sometimes just "freeze"? Anyways, all's good now.
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    Bookmarks vs History

    Missing something here. I add sites to my bookmarks, but that listing also accumulates visited sites I did not bookmark. Erasing history seems to erase my bookmarks as well. But I've only had the iPad a couple days so am still low on the learning curve.
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